Wednesday, March 3, 2010


The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Forme of Cury (by Samuel Pegge)
original text from about A.D. 1390

—Take Funges and pare hem clere and dyce hem. take leke and shred hym small and do hym to seeþ in gode broth. colour it with safron and do þer inne powdour fort.

Modern English

—Take mushrooms and pare them (peel off the skin, a method for cleaning mushrooms still used) and dice them. Take a leek (or leeks) and shred them small and boil in good broth. Colour this with saffron and add powder fort (strong spices)

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